Stand out from the crowd in Burleigh’s showstopping “floating house”
IT’S enough to make you look twice.
Cleverly shaded with a black base and planted on artful stilts, the stunning residence appears to float out of a hill.
“I think people can’t really think outside the box when it comes to building on a slope, but I thrived on the challenge,” said vendor Rozetta Naumoski.
Ms Naumoski bought the 405sq m block and then-shambling shack in 2016 and set out on a new build.
“I didn’t want to just build a house, I wanted to create something that had an impact on the hill,” she said.
Working with an architect and local builder, the home came to life about a year later. The residence manages to fit a pool and cinema room and each level has a prominent feature, from a sunken outdoor lounge with fire pit, to Ms Naumoski’s favourite feature – an outdoor concrete bathtub on the top level master retreat.
The interior is a flow of matt black, copper and timber finishes, with timber framing the stunning coast and city views.
Since listing the property through an expressions of interest campaign last November, Ms Naumoski has put a price on the property.
“There’s nothing really to compare it to, so that was the biggest challenge, ” Ms Naumoski said.
“At the moment I’ve put a price on it, I believe that’s what it’s worth in terms of the land value, the cost of the build and the considerable effort that’s gone into the home and that’s based off the feedback that came through the expressions of interest campaign,” she said.
Ms Naumoski also wanted to screen “spectators who aren’t serious buyers” after the property garnered mass attention.
“I can’t actually believe how it blew up, I wanted to build a floating box on a hill, a nice home that was great for my family,” said Ms Naumoski, who has two young daughters and runs a paraplanning agency.
“I was going to stay in it for a while but as I built it, it drew that attention and the market’s been good, I want to test selling it ... and it needs to set a benchmark for the hill.”
Ms Naumoski has knocked back two offers to swap the property – one in the Whitsundays and one locally – so she can build or renovate her next home.
“I want to keep aiming for designs that are going to make that impact and turn people’s heads,” she said.